We at Old Plank, have been forever trying to locate a “comfortable, by American standards” Louis XVI side chair. The French Louis XVI style chair you see listed here, was copied from an original circa 1800s French Louis XVI chair, from Chateau de I’ Oise in France. The seat was adjusted slightly wider and made a smidgen deeper and we relaxed the back a few more degrees, which made for the perfect French Louis XVI style dining side chair. Our Old Plank Louis XVI style chairs, are hand-made for us exclusively in France, by a master chair maker and all the intricate carvings, are of course done by hand, the old fashion way. Notice the radius carved corners and if you look carefully, you will see that they are slightly different and all the edges have sharp crisp carving marks, which is only accomplished when you hand carve. All connections are Mortise and Tenon. The upholstery on our set of (12) black leather chairs, have been padded with horsehair, for the seat bottom cushions and shredded coco for the seat backs, just like they used to do them. **Seat height is 19.25"
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